Birmingham remain unbeaten at St Andrews after Saturday’s snowy goalless encounter with fellow promotion hopefuls Southampton and the Blues solid home form could be set to continue as they entertain Portsmouth.
Chris Hughton’s charges are Blue Square’s 4/6 favourites to move into third spot in the Championship by sending Pompey home empty-handed and even though the visitors won their last match on the road, in general they struggle on their travels, so it’s hard to oppose the hosts here.
The key is the Blues’ incredible home defence. Hughton’s troops have conceded just six times in 14 matches at St Andrews and they have to be fancied at 13/8 (Skybet) to combine victory with a clean sheet. Bolder punters meanwhile, can tackle William Hill’s 13/2 for Birmingham to notch twice without reply.
Birmingham to beat Portsmouth 2-0 – 13/2 (William Hill)